Description

At the moment, I am 16 so I mainly use this for gaming but soon plan to do light video editing. Every thing is working amazing and all of the parts work as they are supposed to without problems. As you can see from the photos I wanted to go with a green/black theme (instead of the usual red/black), and decided to paint the corsair rings green, because for some reason they don't have green as a color, and try to get parts that both perform well and go with the color scheme. Being in Canada, this case in green was extremely difficult to get because microcenter doesn't accept Canadian credit cards, so my parents asked a pretty big favor of a friend who lives in the US to order, pickup and ship to a PO box, which took a while.I got the idea on where to put the Hue from another post on this site, they also used the same fan layout, so I went with that. But I didn't want to drill into the Hue like them, so I found some metal bars, bent them to a 90 degree angle, screwed them into the fan holes and used double sided tape to get the Hue to stay there. So far I am extremely happy with it, it runs every game I try at max setting getting well over 60fps. It definitely beats using a 4 year old laptop that overheats when you play any game. The only upgrades I see going into this anytime soon is possible another 8Gb or ram, a second monitor, green sleeved extension cables, a 780Ti backplate and overclocking later on. NOTE for pictures I was taking them as I was building it, so some are darker than others because it was later at night and they were taken with my phone

Parts Choices

CPU: I chose the cpu because it was sufficient for what I was doing, I don't really need hyper threading. Motherboard: I chose this for somewhat obvious reasons, its green. But it also is a sturdy motherboard and made by a reliable company. RAM: Same price as other 8Gb sticks and it matches the color scheme. Storage: SSD for windows, to boot up fast. And the only reason I got the 4Tb is because it was on sale for a really good price for the amount of storage it has on it. Video Card: I wanted to go with a card that was powerful and matched the colors, which is one reason I went with a reference design. I wanted a 780Ti, but decided to go with a 780 because it was cheaper, but then I checked the 780Tis on NewEgg and saw that this one was on sale cheaper than regular 780Tis , and that it was a superclocked version so I went with the Ti version. And I know the 800 series are coming out soon, but I didn't want to wait and I don't plan on upgrading this for a while. Case: The first time I saw this case I wanted it immediately, it has such a sleek look to it and the cable management in the case is amazing. I could easily hide the cables from sight. Power Supply: Corsair is a pretty trusted name and I wanted to go with the 750w just to be sure, and if I ever wanted to add more Ram in the near future it would be easily possible. Monitor: I went with a 24 inch screen because I felt 21 inch was fairly small (I had a 21 inch picked out before). It was also a good price and had speakers. Keyboard/Mouse: Even though it isn't mechanical it is still pretty nice, and for the price its a good deal with the mouse. Headset: Didn't originally want to go for this, but in the store it was on sale for $70, so close to half off, and I read it was a good headset and that the mic was clear so I went with it.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 28 points

there's never enough green builds, all of them are red and black. +1 for a kickass build.

  • 63 months ago
  • 6 points

Give blue some credit

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

this

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

Agreed

  • 64 months ago
  • 8 points

I really love this build. By far one of my favorites that I have seen so far on this site.

I'm not sure how to do this, but it would be cool if you could get the Corsair CPU cooler light to shine green.

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

In the corsair link software you can change the color, which I have done since taking these photos.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Had no clue it was able to do that.

Anyways, great build!

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

It takes a while to change the LED though, I don't know why?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Take off the top of the water block and replace the light with a green one and maybe even plasi-dip the part you took off

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

Use white LEDs on your build to make the green accents pop. Awesome build, dude. Wish I could afford that (also 16).

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes. Green. I like green. +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice work on your first build! Mods turned out great as well.

How does a 16yo afford a $2k build?

  • 64 months ago
  • 7 points

Working and saving birthday/christmas money for a while.

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Exactly my thoughts!?

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

Might be one of the few 16yo that actually work lol

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm 16 and work and i don't earn enough to build a PC like that!

  • 64 months ago
  • 6 points

Im 15, and after years of saving, (which is most likely the way he got the money) and working for companies and neighbors, I was able to afford a 3.2k build that I use for photo/video editing, song production, and gaming. Its a matter of how well you plan and save.

  • 64 months ago
  • 7 points

Can we see it?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

HOLY CRAP, thumbs up for this guy, I am 16 and haven't even gotten a job yet (mainly because I never get callbacks or emails) and I sit here, making builds I wish I could afford!

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  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

why no green keyboard/mouse?

the blue keyboard/mouse triggers my OCD.

anyways, great build +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Got the keyboard and mouse because of the fact that it was fairly cheap and a decent keyboard.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Same company has the exact same keyboard for the same price that is green.

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

you've could have gotten logitech COD: MW3 edition on ebay for like $40

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Maybe he doesn't like call of duty .-.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hear that. I ditched my beloved corsair vengeance for a Blackwidow Ultimate.....Damn OCD

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/NLxYcf

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, only one question however, howcome a 5900 hdd, and not 7200? +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Because of the price and the size of the hdd. I chose to go with size more than speed for it. I'm also not sure how big of a difference in speed it is, so far it is serving me well.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're booting up games from it there would be a substantial difference.

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

He already has a EVO, so what's the difference?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

If the games are on the HDD the evo makes no difference. Seeing how its a 120gb evo they are most likely on the HDD. It is mostly loading times that are affected anyway by having a slower storage device. BTW nice build!!!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Im sure his os is installed on the ssd so that does not leave a lot of room for his games.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man great for a first build. Well done

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

badass

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggested a build nearly exact to this to someone else on the forums here the other day - in regards to the main parts and color scheme.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I wonder, you painted the fans green, now why wouldnt you take the shroud off of the 780ti and paint/wrap it the green as well.. pretty easy to do.

+1 otherwise.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I just think that it looks really nice with the silver and black on it as it is, but that is always an option.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome mod! Just needs some Razer peripherals.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points
  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I like the color scheme and parts. Goes well together :) Headphones was a bad buy though, but it seems like people seem to disregard audio in general here :/ At least the Kraken's match? lol +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

She is a thing of beauty.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It is rare for me to comment, but this is amazing. The fan rings look amazing too!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Tremendously well-crafted build aesthetically. Very well done. Hardware-wise, you've got a 780ti driving a 1080p/60hz monitor, and I'm not as keen on that. You've got a jet engine on a Camry. Plans to upgrade?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Mainly second monitor and another 8gb of ram, at least thats hopefully in the near future.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Then, other than e-peen, why did you get a 780ti and not something more appropriate to the setup?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Colow Scheme but wouldnt you just buy the Razer style NZXT case version of the H440? i mean that more logical...and looks better :D but overall nice build :D

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! +1 I love the black/green color scheme definitely not enough green builds!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU... BIG mistake

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm gonna build something quite similar for my friend...mind if I take a few design inspirations? It's such an epic green/black build!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

bro love this build u should of gotten the cpu cooler were u could change the color the 3 colors are red blue and GREEN!!

love this build best one i have seen

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

There is dedicated green cpu coolers. I have one not many people know about.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/NLxYcf

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, the H440 Razer Edition is coming out in mid October (From an inside source at NZXT) that would be an awesome case if you wanted to switch cases or do another build, was going to use it for mine, but I cannot wait until mid october lol, love it +1+1+1, one of my favorites so far!!!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been looking at different green spray paints for my fan rings for awhile now, may I ask what kind/brand you used? That one really pops, great build!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I used Rust-Oleum Specialty Fluorescent, bright neon green.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

UV Green Plastidip. Called Blaze green and its UV responsive.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

wheres your ssd? the h440 has built in mounts for it

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I power connectors I had where right angle only and could not fit it there, although it would look much better there.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

can we have a picture from the front with the hue in and the front panel on? im guessing the hue isnt accessable while the front panel is on?

either way, +1. great build

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, if at any point I want to change the color of the lights or turn them off I have to take off the magnetic fan filter and the front panel. But it comes off really easily.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks sick! nice build! +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow sweet build! Too bad gigabytes z96 gaming boards now use red and black, tis a shame

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, would've gotten one of them if it was still green.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

woops I mean z97 but im sure you knew what I meant

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

you went all green build and i see razer black widow keyboard for shame

still +1 though

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What color did you use for the rings?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I used Rust-Oleum Specialty Fluorescent, bright neon green.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it match pretty well with everything else? It looks really good in the pictures.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

what is your fan setup in this case ?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

2 140mm fans in the front for intake (instead of the default 3 120mm to make room for the hue) 1 140mm in the back for exhaust and 2 120mm on the radiator for exhaust.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I too have a green-themed rig. And to have built it and saved for it yourself at such a young age must make you feel very proud. Congrats! :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

@Cptkiller2010, How is the monitor for gaming? Did you experience any ghosting issues or lag?

Great Build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

So far the only complaint I have about the monitor is the buttons on the back for setting the display options as they are not designed too well, other than that the size is great and for the price the color is good as well. No ghosting or lag either.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you like the monitor? Can you give me as much info? Pros, cons, whatever?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

is there a way to get those leds? that are around the window in the us? image 27 u have there i see leds around the window i would like to know where i can get them thanks

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

They came with the NZXT Hue, it just plugs into the controls for the colours.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

how's the keyboard/mouse combo? Is it an good?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I'm new to this.. but where is your power supply?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It is under the NZXT black and green logo. Its a power supply cover that hides the wires nicely.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks. I just realized that. The case I got is similar, just black! Awesome build btw, mine is black/green as well.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

What paint did you use to spray the fan rings??

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I applaud your modding goodness

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the Description and the Photos, and all the effort you put in for our Viewing pleasure.

+1, maybe a 980 in the Future and X99. Gg

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build and youre right not enough green and black builds

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok so first off AWESOME build! +1 Now ...I will say that since my planned build has the same color scheme as yours yet I cannot find that freakin mobo ...I'm a lil jelly to be honest. Actually I'm a LOT jelly....Gimme the mobo already! LOL

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I dig the build man. Big fan of green....I finished a green build recently

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What colour of paint is that?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure why you went with a 5900RPM HDD? But nice job making it green :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! Great choice of parts for this awesome rig. I thought it was awesome that you chose the green/black color scheme - there aren't enough of that since a lot of people use red/black.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice I love the green and amazing for first build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest painting the gpu if your comfortable doing so Linus tech tips did a video on how to

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Omg! They should add more green parts for pc

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

******* beast man way better then mine check out my build man =)

  • 60 months ago
  • -2 points

It's the same color as our ogrelord ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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